Jenness State Beach Redevelopment Project


May 2017 Update

The implementation of the Jenness Beach redevelopment project was delayed due to the filing of an injunction by the abutters for the construction of the bathhouse and parking lot improvements. While the decision by Merrimack County Superior Court was granted in the state’s favor in late November, it was too late for the contractor to meet the construction and budget schedule as planned to open the new facilities in June of 2017.

This past winter the Division has been in discussion with the Governor’s office, the legislature and other stakeholders about the Jenness Beach redevelopment project. In addition, we’ve been working with the design and engineering consultants to explore other sites and design for the facility. In the next few months, if funding is provided in the state capital budget, we will be reaching out to the public to discuss our plans. Thank you and have a great summer!


October 2016 Update

The Governor and Executive Council met today and approved the contract with SMART Assistive Technologies LLC for the Jenness Bathhouse replacement and parking lot improvements. At today’s meeting the Governor and Executive Councilors were given a schematic model to show the location, height and size of the new building (of course it is best to use the scaled site and construction plans for exact placement).


Senator Stiles Letter
Jenness Beach Bath Site Overlay Model 
Jenness Beach Presentation August 31, 2016 
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Site Plan (Revised) (4 MB)
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Plan Set, part 1 (7 MB)
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Plan Set, part 2 (9 MB)
State Fire Marshall Letter
Jenness Beach Project DES Waiver Letter
Rye Planning Board Meeting Minutes, May 10, 2016

Town of Rye Ocean Boulevard Corridor Parking Assessment Study
NH Coastal Byway Corridor Management Plan
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Permit Plan 
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Wetlands Permit Application
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Schematic Plan (4 MB)
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Concept Plan (aerial view)
Jenness Beach Bathhouse Fact Sheet

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